Earlier this month, Rockstar confirmed they’d be removing a number of songs from Grand Theft Auto IV due to the ten year licensing deal running out. Today, now that the update has gone live, we know what songs were removed.

The Journey

  • Terry Riley – “A Rainbow in Curved Air” (1969)

  • Gil Scott-Heron – “Home Is Where the Hatred Is” (1971)

  • IF99 – International Funk

  • San Juan Sounds

  • Angel y Khriz – “Ven Báilalo” (2004)

  • Michael Shrieve – “Communique: ‘Approach Spiral'” (1984)

K109 The Studio

  • Tamiko Jones – “Can’t Live Without Your Love” (1979)

  • “Still In Love” by Rose Royce (The Ballad of Gay Tony)

The Classics

  • Marley Marl (feat. Craig G) – Droppin’ Science (1988)

  • Brand Nubian – All for One (1990)

Vladivostok FM

  • Glukoza – “Швайне” [Schweine / Pigs in German] (2005)

  • Seryoga – “King Ring” (2005)

  • Ranetki Girls – “О тебе” [O Tebe / About You] (2006)

  • Ruslana – “Wild Dances” Ukranian FM Version (2004)

  • Kino – “Группа крови” [Gruppa Krovi / Blood Type] (1988)

  • Marakesh – “Ждать” [Zhdat / To Wait] (2006)

  • Zveri – “Квартира” [Kvartira / The Flat] (2006)

  • Oleg Kvasha – “Зеленоглазое такси” Club Remix [Zelenoglazoe * Taksi / Green Eyed Taxi] (2007)

  • Splean – “Линия жизни” [Liniya Zhizni / Lifeline] (2000)

  • Basta – “Мама” [Mama / Mother] (2006)

  • Leningrad – “Никого не жалко” [Nikogo ne Zhalko / A Pity for No One] (2002)

  • Dolphin – “РЭП” (2008)

  • Salvation” by Sucker DJs (The Ballad of Gay Tony)

  • “Music” by Jonathan Peters feat. Maya Azucena (The Ballad of Gay Tony)

  • “When Love Takes Over” by David Guetta feat. Kelly Rowland (The Ballad of Gay Tony)

The Vibe 98.8

  • Mtume – “C.O.D. (I’ll Deliver)” (1984)

Radio Broker

  • Ralph Myerz – “The Teacher” (2006)

Liberty Rock Radio

  • The Smashing Pumpkins – “1979” (1995)

  • Stevie Nicks – “Edge of Seventeen” (1981)

  • Electric Light Orchestra – “Evil Woman” (1975)

  • David Bowie – “Fascination” (1975)

  • “Touch Too Much” by AC/DC (The Lost and Damned)

  • “Five To One” by The Doors (The Lost and Damned)

  • “Jane” by Jefferson Starship (The Lost and Damned)

  • “Run To The Hills” by Iron Maiden (The Lost and Damned)

The Beat 102.7

  • Fat Joe (feat. Lil Wayne) – Crackhouse (2008)

  • Papoose – Stylin’ (2008)

L.C.H.C. 

  • “Call from the Grave” by Bathory (The Lost And Damned)

Vice City FM

  • “C’est la Vie” by Robbie Nevil

  • “History” by Mai Tai

  • “Teardrops” by Womack & Womack

  • “Wood Beez (Pray like Aretha Franklin)” by Scritti Politti

  • “You’re the Voice” by John Farnham

 

To compensate, Rockstar added a number of new songs to Vladivostok FM.

Songs Added To Vladivostok FM

  • ALEKSEY BOLSHOY: YA Nenavizhu Karaoke

  • SERYOGA: Mon Ami (ft. Maks Lorens)

  • DELICE: Goryacheye Leto

  • SERYOGA: Dobav’ Skorost

  • RIFFMASTER: Begu (Rancho Song)

  • RIFFMASTER Riffmaster Tony

  • ZHENYA FOKIN: Noch’ju

  • AYVENGO: Underground

  • KIEVELEKTRO: Gulyaj, Slavyane!! (ft. Alyona Vinnitskaya)

  • AYVENGO: Reprezenty

  • SERYOGA: Chiki

It’s unfortunate, and it seems a lot more was removed than added, but unfortunately licensing deals that simply exist forever are not very feasible without paying a fortune for individual songs. At least Rockstar warned people this time, unlike with Vice City and San Andreas, which received abrupt patches changing music without forewarning. If you own the game already and don’t want to get patched, you can avoid doing so on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 by not allowing the game to patch. 

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